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« on: April 12, 2010 01:52:42 AM »

I'm making a friend a baby blanket using Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn. It's fairly large because I'd like for my friend's little girl to use it through her whole life. Now, I seem to be losing one or two stitches in each row. I'm not missing any stitches across, so it mush be when I'm turning.

At the end of a row I chain two and skip the first stitch as I was taught. I've never had this problem before, but this is my first really large DC project, so maybe I had picked up stitches elsewhere in the previous projects. Any help would be appreciated. I can post pictures if you'd like.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010 04:59:33 AM »

I assume you're using dc of hdc stitches if you're chaining two... are you being sure to work into that turning chain when you work the next row? 

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010 03:12:28 PM »

You might also want to switch to the no turning chain dc
It gives a MUCH nicer edge and you won't have to worry about squeezing those stitches in to the top of that turning chain. 

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010 02:55:03 PM »

I don't skip the first stitch.  Is there a reason for this?  I might learn something.  And what about stitiching into the turning chain?  For DC I always chain 3, and stitch in the first stitch, HDC is ch 2, stitch in first stitch.

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